Product Focus - August 2021

Product Focus - August 2021
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Acoustic Inspection

1. General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Ear LE

The Gen-Ear LE from General Pipe Cleaners is an easy-to-use, economical water leak locator with strong sound amplification. It can be used to pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial waterlines. The compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of your hand. It provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters, so you don’t have to guess what settings to use. High-performance headphones with noise cancellation features block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. An advanced acoustic sensor listens for the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from a cracked pipe under any surface, like concrete, tile, grass or carpet. For especially hard to find leaks, the sound amplification module adds air to the line, increasing the water pressure, thus amplifying the leak sounds and making them easier to locate. 800-245-6200;

Asset Management

2. Interprovincial Corrosion Control Company PetroWrap

Petrolatum-based PetroWrap anticorrosion tapes and primer from Interprovincial Corrosion Control Company has been successfully tested and is compliant with CSA Z245.30 and AWWA C-217 standards. PetroWrap has been developed for long-term corrosion protection of underground, underwater or exposed metallic structures, even in the most severe environments. It is environmentally friendly and nontoxic. The anticorrosion tape consists of a nonwoven, stitch bonded, synthetic fabric which has been fully impregnated with neutral petrolatum-based compounds and inert fillers, is moisture-resistant, and requires no maintenance. This system ensures easy site application without the necessity of torches (i.e. heating). It is user friendly and can be applied on damp or minimally prepared surfaces. It consists of a cold applied system of petrolatum-based corrosion tape, primer and mastic (where contouring is necessary). 905-634-7751;

3. Petersen Products DrainJet-Pro 

The DrainJet-Pro drain flusher from Petersen Products may be used with high-pressure jetters, or the Standard DrainJet may be used with standard water pressure. They are flexible for navigating bends, and the tech can attach a cap to the DrainJet-Pro to be a pipe plug. Its ability to plug the pipe as well as flush prevents backflow of water and debris. The flusher is constructed of heavy-duty specially treated industrial fabric. Standard sizes are 1.3 to 6 inches. Custom sizes are available. 800-769-4973;

Crawler Cameras

4. Aries Industries Mobile Pathfinder System

The Mobile Pathfinder System from Aries Industries is a lightweight, portable system for accurately inspecting mainlines that are 6 inches or larger. It includes a powerful transporter, camera and lightweight reel; these components are operated by an all-in-one remote control. The transporter comes in a variety of wheel sizes and is equipped with a rear-viewing camera and an adjustable electric lift to keep the camera centered in a range of pipe sizes. It features a WiperCam pan-and-tilt camera with an in-the-pipe cleaning system and field-replaceable wipers. The camera has a 300-degree viewing angle and LED lighting system to capture pipe details and ensure accurate assessments. The lightweight reel has 1,000 feet of low-friction, multiconductor cable, making the system fully portable. 800-234-7205;

5. Envirosight ROVVER X

The ROVVER X inspection crawler from Envirosight lets an operator control inspections, view and record digital video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. All these capabilities are packed into a simple, three-piece layout, with no CCU or other components to clutter the workspace. Its 12 options — plus camera lift, carriage and illumination accessories — mean it transforms in seconds to inspect any size line. The crawler is six-wheel drive with proportional steering to navigate past obstacles and has overlapping wheels to climb offsets. Powerful motors and a geared six-wheel drivetrain maximize travel range. It is built on an expandable digital backbone, with the ability to add side scanning and laser profiling, view data from onboard sensors, automate tasks with macros and measure defects on screen. Its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-936-8476;

6. TruGrit Traction wheels

TruGrit Traction polymer and carbide grit camera transporter wheel are designed to provide maximum pulling power in all pipe types and conditions. This aftermarket traction wheel is designed to fit most major CCTV transporter brands on the market today. The wheel has the ability to provide the traction needed for varying pipe types, yet still provides the flexibility needed to traverse through obstacles without damaging the pipe. Thanks to an optimal blend of flexible polymer and carbide grit, the wheels do not get dull, even in clay and concrete pipe. 407-900-1091;

Mainline TV Camera Systems

7. CPI Products PoleCat

Sometimes push inspection cameras are hard to control when not in a pipe and trying to look into a ground-level space. It can be dangerous to kneel down and stick your head in these places, and in some areas, that violates safety rules. When you need to look into a manhole or confined space, inspectors often resort to improvising ways to control their inspection camera. The PoleCat from CPI Products is designed and made for this application. Simply strap an inspection camera to it with the preinstalled Velcro, loosen the lock nut, turn to the angle desired, attach any standard broomstick threaded extension pole and it’s ready. It fits any push inspection camera and installs in minutes. 413-443-0925;

8. Electric Eel eCAM Pro 2 

The eCAM Pro 2 pipeline inspection camera system from Electric Eel includes a built-in battery cradle and will accept a Milwaukee Tool M18 or equivalent battery (battery not included). This allows for operation in remote locations or anywhere electricity is not available. It has a stainless steel-housed, 1.68-inch, self-leveling color camera with sapphire lens; 20-LED light ring with an impact-resistant polycarbonate light ring cover; and high-resolution charge-coupled element. A flexible camera spring navigates 3-inch P-traps. The unit comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod (with a capacity of 400 feet available on the reel), industry-standard 512 Hz sonde, 10.4-inch daylight-readable monitor with click-touch controls and one-touch recording directly to a USB flash drive, voice-over recording, an 8X zoom function, audio/video out jacks, 8-inch wheels for easy maneuverability and a secure-locking reel brake. 800-833-1212;

9. EPL Solutions Gvision

The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200 to 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

10. General Purpose Sewer Cam

The General Purpose Sewer Cam is made to be dropped. The heart of the jet-powered system is its durable and simple-to-use GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. Not only is GoPro camera technology affordable, but its durability guarantee has made it the go-to camera to document extreme sports, where it takes a physical beating. The skid unit is compatible with 6- to 18-inch pipe and is constructed from Type 304 stainless steel. Custom skids are available for larger pipe. GP Sewer Cam has teamed up with Arthur Products, so every GP Sewer Cam comes with a custom-drilled (to buyer’s jetting specs) nozzle. The unit is 4 1/2 pounds, has three screws and one moving part, and is completely made in the U.S. 310-774-9468;

11. MyTana Inspect & Locate Package

Designed for full capability in lines large and small, MyTana’s Inspect & Locate Package comes with a single control unit that connects to both a large-diameter camera for inspecting up to 8-inch lines on 200 feet of pushrod, and a small-diameter camera for inspecting 1 1/2- to 3-inch lines on 100 feet of pushrod. The control unit’s daylight-readable monitor delivers high-clarity footage, and all-digital recording lets the user save that footage to either the 64 GB internal drive or a removable USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The multifrequency locator works on all pipes including cast iron. Continual depth readout and directional indicators allow for intuitive operation with audio feedback. With the included transmitter, the user can trace a signal on drainlines or find buried utilities. 800-328-8170;

12. Pearpoint P540c

The Pearpoint P540c offers an intuitive graphical user interface with built-in user manual, a full-size QWERTY keyboard and a choice of six different languages at launch. Context-sensitive, ATM-style buttons on both sides of the display provide access to the easy-to-use menus while an additional seven buttons offer direct control of the most-used functions. It has the capability to use the newly designed command module with any reel system. This will provide contractors the flexibility of having multiple rods for different uses while only needing one command module. 800-688-8094;

13.  RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite  Pushrod System

The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

14. Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera, a standard color camera or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

15. Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6 HD

The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and the choice of a 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours of battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to the vCam Live View Mobile app. 800-446-3392;

Recording/Archiving/Data Device

16. RIDGID SeekTech ST-305R Transmitter

The RIDGID SeekTech ST-305R Transmitter is a compact yet powerful multifrequency transmitter. It can be used with any SeekTech or NaviTrack receiver to find buried conductors such as pipes, cables and wires. With its battery shoe, it can be powered by a lithium-ion, 18-volt rechargeable battery or six alkaline or NiMH C-cell batteries. It delivers up to 5 watts of power and transmits two frequencies simultaneously to allow optimal frequency selection. Audio feedback also confirms a good circuit before beginning a trace. 800-474-3443;


17. CUES GraniteNet WebInspect

GraniteNet WebInspect is a browser-based inspection app designed to perform inspections and collect information about municipal assets, such as manholes, including MACP v7 Level 1, hydrants, lift stations, grease traps, light poles and signage. It can be used to help perform and track tasks such as valve turning, smoke tests, brush cutting and snow plowing. Collect GPS points, water quality samples, flow tests, assess sewer backups — virtually any type of asset assessment or task can be quickly deployed for your organization, with or without existing GIS maps. All that’s needed is an internet connection and virtually any device with a browser, such as a mobile phone or a tablet. There’s no software to install on any user devices. 800-327-7791;

18. WinCan VX

WinCan VX makes it easy to visualize inspection data with a variety of mapping tools including WinCan Maps and integrations with Esri’s ArcGIS. For quick geospatial referencing, Wincan Map allows the tech to view inspection data overlaid on GIS map assets to easily understand systemwide condition and identify maintenance needs. This is a great way for operators in the field to gain insight into the layout of pipes at a job site. For a more in-depth approach, integrations with Esri’s ArcGIS Pro offer analysis tools including heat mapping of pipe criticality. Export WinCan data directly to ArcGIS, eliminating manual conversions and data re-entry. Likewise, simply drag to select assets in ArcGIS for instant transfer of section data to WinCan. It also compares GIS data with inspection data and highlights any disparities. 877-626-8386; 


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